Current status of research on the design of hybrid wind and solar plants

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Ganguly, Piyali, Kalam, Akhtar ORCID: 0000-0002-5933-6380 and Zayegh, Aladin (2021) Current status of research on the design of hybrid wind and solar plants. In: Utility-Scale Wind Turbines and Wind Farms. Vasel-Be-Hagh, A and Ting, DSK, eds. IET Energy Engineering (171). Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, pp. 297-325.


Due to the rapid depletion and significant environmental impact of conventional energy sources, research is being conducted worldwide to find out alternative energy sources. The use of renewable energy technologies is being explored around the world as an alternative to conventional sources. These sources are non-depletable and environment-friendly. They use natural resources like solar and wind to generate the required energy. They can be used as single sources or as a combination of more than one type of renewable energy source along with storage devices like battery or fuel cells. Renewable energy systems (RES) can be used as grid-connected or standalone systems. However, the unpredictable nature of these natural resources reduces their reliability to a great extent. Hence, proper selection and sizing of the sources are necessary to avoid excessive establishment and maintenance costs or compromised power reliability. This chapter discusses different methodologies available in the literature on optimum sizing of the renewable energy systems, including wind power plants.

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Item type Book Section
Edition 1st
DOI 10.1049/PBPO171E
Official URL
ISBN 9781839530999
Subjects Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 4008 Electrical engineering
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords wind power, low emission energy system, renewable energy source
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